4,500 children injured annually in occupational accidents, Colombia

Posted on December 23, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Labor Issues, Social Issues

The Foundation Journalism Communications Agency Allied Children, Social Development and Research – Pandi, found through investigation that the institutions of the country has no statistical records show that actually allow risks to which children are exposed work and how it will affect their health. According Pandi, who works in partnership with the Telefónica Foundation serves more than 23,000 child workers, ie 1% of all children in this condition, according to the latest estimates from the National Statistics Department (DANE ), explaining that by the year 2009, Colombia was at least 1,849,987 children working. Given this figure Pandi explains that with his program ‘Proniño’, show that since 2008 there have been 43 cases of children who have been injured or have lost their lives to be working under illegal conditions. As far as the make operation gives approximate figure of 4,500 child victims of occupational accidents with consequences on their health. Read Article

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